You can take the short cut, or you can choose to take the "long cut"- a term my son started using years ago to refer to the longer way home.
He'd prefer for us to take the "long cut" because it meant a longer story for the drive home.
When you choose the "long cut" in life, you get all of the good stuff.
If you choose to take the short cut, you will still get where you need to go. But does what you save in time cause you to miss out in experience?
When you choose the fastest route or the quick fix, are you fully present to the journey - or just rushing to get it over with?
Are you so focused on the end result that you sacrifice the unexpected joys of taking your time and looking around?
I know the "long cut" won't always fit into your schedule or how you expected something to go.
But I will guarantee, that when you choose to take the "long cut", it will be more memorable because the winding roads you come across and the landscape features you are not used to seeing will force to you be more present.
As often as you can, take the "long cut", Mommy.
Cheri Timmons is a Greensboro Downtown Parks program partner. The work she does with us is critical to providing FREE wellness programming to our park community. As we make our way through these unprecedented times, consider how you might support local Greensboro non-profits like us, as well as local businesses, artists, entrepreneurs like Cheri, makers, and more. We'll continue to bring you free programming through our digital platforms and look forward to having you join us and Cheri back in the parks soon!